Oak Park Village Board agenda: Urban Markets plans to buy Pan’s Food Center

Three items related to Oak Park’s liquor code were discussed at the regular Oak Park Village Board meeting on Aug. 4.

Perhaps the most notable of the items is the issuance of a Package Liquor License for Urban Markets of Oak Park. The company has plans to acquire Pan’s Food Center grocery store in October, according to the agenda. The liquor law-related items consist of:

• Ordinance to authorize the issuance of a Package Liquor License to Urban Markets, who plans to operate out of the current Pan’s Food Center at 824 S. Oak Park Avenue. According to the agenda item:

Urban Markets has applied for a Package Liquor Class C-2 License. Urban Market’s application was reviewed by the LCRB at the LCRB’s July 24, 2014 meeting and the LCRB recommended the issuance of the license. Urban Markets intends to purchase the ongoing Pan’s Food Center grocery store located at the Property that is currently operated by Jondeb Corp., DBA Pan’s Food Center.

Urban Markets plans to continue to operate the grocery store as Pan’s Food Center. The Ordinance provides in Section Issuance of the license would be contingent upon Urban Market’s acquisition of the business, which is scheduled to occur in October 2014.

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• Motion to consider whether Oak Park should create an additional liquor license to allow bars in the village.

At the request of Trustee Peter Barber, staff is seeking confirmation to refer to the Liquor Control Review Board of whether to create additional liquor license classifications to allow establishments that primarily offer alcoholic beverages for sale and consumption on the premises.  

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• Ordinance amendment  to the liquor license codes to allow the issuance of a liquor license to Leona’s Pizzeria, 848 Madison Street.

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See the full agenda below: Oak Park Village Board Aug. 4 draft agenda

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